[PATCH] powerpc: Introduce address space "slices"

Adam Litke agl at us.ibm.com
Wed Feb 21 07:07:11 EST 2007

On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 06:51 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-02-20 at 13:45 -0600, Adam Litke wrote:
> > Your patch drops the pgoff check that prepare_hugepage_range used to
> > check.  The misaligned_offset test in libhugetlbfs identified the
> > problem.  The following patch (applied on top of yours) makes the
> > problem go away.  I am not necessarily suggesting it's the correct
> > fix... just concisely describing the problem.
> Ok, I'll fold that into the patch. Ultimately, when I finally do the
> generic changes, prepare_hugepage_range() will be going away. I will
> either pass pgoff along to slice_g_u_a for it to validate the pgoff, or
> I will let f_ops->mmap() be responsible of checking it. For SPEs, I do
> the pgoff check there. Any reason tht wouldn't work for huge pages ?

Actually, it should be in ->mmap() if you ask me.  In fact, at some
point in history I think it was there.

Adam Litke - (agl at us.ibm.com)
IBM Linux Technology Center

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